On September 20-22, the EU-MADE4LL partners met at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) for the third transnational meeting of the project.
All partners were present, including Hannover university, which contributed online to the joint discussions, including:
1) the third intellectual output of the project was on the agenda, the development of a common international syllabus;
2) a review of the 5 day student workshop, hosted by Aarhus university Business school from September 10-14;
3) the planning of the Rome and Florence transnational meetings; and
4) detailed planning of the A-Mode conference to be held in Rome in June 2019.
Ilaria Moschini from the University of Florence shared a progress update on completed dissemination activities and forecasts. The partners reviewed student feedback on recent activities in Aarhus and discussed ways in which these could be disseminated. Further ideation took pace on ways to develop the learning framework (CEFRDiL), led by Elisabetta Adami.Read More
Aarhus University played host to a 5-day event in September, themed around crisis management, with a special competition focussing on social media.
The event, which was split into two distinct phases, intended to introduce EUMADE4LL students to the challenges presented in an employment scenario. The first two days, facilitated by Aarhus University Business School, was made up of lectures on the subject of crisis management and, as a special addition, a ‘SoMe’ competition intended to identify good practise in social media management. Unique Lego trophies were awarded to the successful teams.
For the final three days, students were taken through an immersive crisis management workshop. Here labour market partner Rocca Creative Thinking Limited delivered a unique, role-play activity where students acted as communications employees of a multinational fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) organisation. The crisis was rolled out during the pretence of a global communications conference which tested students’ resolve and team-working abilities under duress.
Once the crisis (a product recall process) was under control, students were tasked with brainstorming ways to repair the organisation’s reputation and internal processes.
Critically students experienced first hand how it feels to be part of an unravelling crisis scenario as employees, utilising the skills they have learnt in earlier coursework while working in groups from across nations and using English as lingua franca.
The role-play was followed by a group discussion to explore learnings and share experiences and opinions.Read More
September 26-27, saw the third EU-MADE4LL transnational meeting, hosted by the University of Hanover (Germany) in their LS3 Research Centre headquarters. All partners were present.
On the agenda:
1) Anonymisation of student data and grading
2) Number and selection of students for year 3 mobilities
3) EUMADE4LL platform presentation and discussion
5) Timeline of teaching activities and control group
6) Ethics update
7) Discussion for dissemination event (see separate article)
Assessment and evaluation processes have been agreed and are ready for implementation onto the EUMADE4LL platform. These processes follow the ethics agreed in the second transnational meetings.
Teachers and researchers exchanged ideas with the IT group from Hannover, with Ivana Marenzi and Phillipp Kemke, who have developed the intellectual output 1. And new elements are being developed by the LS3 team to make the job of delivering the coursework straightforward, safe and largely automatic.
Preparation took place for the well-attended dissemination event which took place following the transnational meeting on 29 September. This included a look back at the pilot project and the shape of the project today.